Bids will open April 28 for the new Fremont County Justice Center.
County commissioners voted Tuesday to proceed.
“It’s going to be a very safe secure facility which is needed for the safety of our citizens,” said Commissioner Travis Becker.
Court staff members were pleased and said the current building, which was built in 1974 as a barn is out of date. They believe it is unsafe and indicated where a bullet entered the structure last year. Commissioner Becker says the estimated building will cost about 5 million dollars and will have ballistic glass and hard walls.
The bidding period will end May 22 and the commission will take advisement on bids until June 10. Ground breaking is expected at the end of June.